# Rounding Lesson Plan: Numbers and Operations in Base Ten

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic **Rounding**, and supports the standard of using place value understanding to round whole numbers. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

**Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE**

Display a receipt, or this image from the movie (timestamp: 2:25):

Ask:

*What might be challenging about adding prices at a store?**What strategies could you use to help you estimate the total cost?*

**Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE**

- Read the description on the
**Rounding topic page**. - Play the
**Movie**, pausing to check for understanding. - Assign
**Related Reading**. Have students read one of the following articles: “Quirky Stuff” or “In-Depth” Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

**Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS **

Assign **Rounding Quiz**, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

**Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND**

Students express what they learned about rounding while practicing **essential literacy skills** with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

**Make-a-Movie**: Produce a tutorial explaining how to round 258 to the nearest one, ten, and hundred.**Make-a-Map**: Create a concept map identifying possible numbers that could be rounded to 160.**Creative Coding**: Code math problem involving rounding. Challenge a classmate to solve.

**More to Explore **

**Sortify: Rounding**: Challenge players to sort numbers based on how they could be rounded in this learning game.

**Teacher Support Resources:**

**Pause Point Overview**: Video tutorial showing how Pause Points actively engage students to stop, think, and express ideas.**Learning Activities Modifications**: Strategies to meet ELL and other instructional and student needs.**Learning Activities Support**: Resources for best practices using BrainPOP.